Crossed Rifles




 
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May 31st, 2004  
lil Lt
 

Topic: Crossed Rifles


When exactly did the Marine Corps put the crossed rifles on the chevrons? I know what they stamd for, I just need a year or time period I think I've narrowed it down to some time between 1953 and about 1965.
May 31st, 2004  
Marksman
 
 
I tryed hard but can't find any info,il back you up soon
June 2nd, 2004  
DTop
 
 
Answer: 1962

http://www20.brinkster.com/gunnyg/acting.html
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June 2nd, 2004  
DTop
 
 
Upon further investigation, I found this at the same site. It looks like they were using the crossed rifles before the 20th century too.
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The rank of gunnery sergeant ('gunny') was created in 1898. By World War I it was used as the platoon sergeant rank, and was identified by crossed rifles and a flaming bomb.
http://www20.brinkster.com/gunnyg/gyhistory.html